Have you discovered Companion Planting? It involves strategically planting varieties that grow well together. You can expect exceptional results when you use this method.
It’s a matter of trial and error but here are some examples. Pumpkin loves corn, beans, and radish; cabbages love beans, celery, and onions; beetroot loves broccoli, lettuce, and onions.
Companion Planting Infographic
via Anglian Home
As you can see from the chart above from Anglianhome this is an excellent example of how to set your garden out.
You will notice that there is a specific vegetable that is placed in the centre of the companions. View them as individual communities.
Getting your timing right will also ensure a bumper crop. We have included this excellent infographic from Uni of Illinois that shows you when you should be planting and mulching.
It will come in very handy and outlines what months are ideal. You can use the information in your planting calendar.
Must Share Garden Tip
via Grow Food Not Lawns
When it comes to your garden, we couldn’t resist sharing this excellent tip from Grow Food Not Lawns that will result in a bigger bounty of fruit.
Add a Teaspoon of Epsom Salt to 4 cups of warm water. Spray it on your plants and also 10 days later.
This will give your plants a magnesium boost and works well for roses, peppers, and tomatoes.
Companion Planting Video Tutorial
Learn the art of Companion Planting by harnessing flower power in your veggie beds. You are going to be thrilled with the results and this video tutorial gives you some excellent information that we are sure you will not be aware of. Click Play above ^
Printable Companion Chart
via One Creative Mommy
Heidi from One Creative Mommy has created this excellent Chart that covers everything you could possibly plant. You can find the printable version on her site.